Published on November 21st, 2008 | by Christian Cawley
David Tennant at Breakfast
David appeared as a guest on the Friday 21st November edition of the Christian O’Connell breakfast show on Absolute Radio. You can listen to a "choice cut" segment from the show where David took part in a feature called "Doc Hollywood" and a trailer is played from an animated feature that he supplied a voice for… the curiously titled Free Jimmy about a junkie elephant!
This was originally a cartoon from Norway that was adapted by Simon Pegg, no less, and featured such talent as the guys from The League of Gentlemen, Douglas Henshall (Primeval), Woody Harrelson, Kyle MacLachlan (Dune, Twin Peaks), Kris Marshall (My Family), Phil Daniels and others.
During his time on the show he talked, inevitably, about his replacement in the role of the Doctor. Apparently James Nesbitt has asked DT to tell people that he won’t be playing the role. However, true to his impish nature DT is now telling everyone that will listen that James Nesbitt IS the Eleventh Doctor and that they should approach him to congratulate him on being cast! David’s preference for the role is Wee Jimmy Krankie. You scamp, David!
David also mentioned that every little comment gets taken out of context by the tabloids, such as him being asked in an interview if Billie Piper would be the next Doctor and he answered, "sure… why not? she’s a good actor". The tabloids then regurgitated this as "David Tennant tips Billie Piper to be the next Doctor"
He also revealed that the Sonic Screwdriver props (there are two of them) are expensive items and that he’s always breaking them.
Another secret out of the closet is that Tennant was once approached to play the part of a young John Major in a party political broadcast. Needless to say he turned this role down.
Be sure to tune in to BBC Two tomorrow night at 9.10pm (Saturday 22nd November) to see David Tennant and Andy Serkis in Einstein and Eddington, the story of how Arthur Eddington introduced the world to Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity